White Sox Have The Worst TV Broadcast In MLB

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THE VOTES ARE IN AMERICA.

The folks at FanGraphs polled their readers to rate all local MLB TV broadcasts and recently released their findings of the bottom two broadcast teams. (Note: there are 32 different television teams because both the Dodgers and White Sox feature distinct home and away personnel.) While I haven’t listened to him in years, I always appreciated Steve Stone as a Cubs announcer and thought that he was brilliant while sitting next to Harry and Skip. Hawk Harrelson must be some major dead weight to land the White Sox away broadcast dead last.
http://www.fangraphs.com/

32. Chicago White Sox (Away)
Main Broadcasters: Hawk Harrelson and Steve Stone
Ratings (Charisma/Analysis/Overall): 2.3, 1.7, 1.9

Three Reader Comments
• “Hawk’s general interest in baseball waxes and wanes significantly at the game-to-game level, and whatever folksy charms he had have long since ossified into pull-string cliche.”
• “Hawk Harrelson, you are a misunderstood legend. Much like Henry Darger, you will not receive the recognition you deserve until you’re gone.”
• “[Hawk] has tons of charisma, but the wrong kind.”

Notes
There are a number of reader comments which roughly approximate the three published above, but which lack the requisite civility to be reproduced here. Generally speaking, there are few who possess a neutral opinion regarding Hawk Harrelson, now relegated (almost?) exclusively to away games. Only slightly more possess an unambiguously positive opinion.


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2 Comments

  1. 2003 was EPIC

    Dear Typical Cub Fan:

    Guess what dip****, Skip Caray never broadcasted for the Cubs. Harry and Chip did. Skip Caray was a Braves announcer for years. You remind me of a bad blind date I was on with a Cub fan who said her favorite player was Moses Alou (yeah, Moses, not Moises). Then again she didn’t write on a blog that sounds like its a gay fetish site.

    • Jerry Wolski

      Good catch, please continue to proof read my work. My apologies for the mistake and for upsetting you so.
      Jerry

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